Friday | 3.20.15 | 8:30 PM

Our March series explores two treatments of The Tempest, often described as the most musical of Shakespeare's plays. Sibelius's overture includes one of the most evocative representations of a storm in the orchestral repertoire; Tchaikovsky's symphonic poem juxtaposes high drama and sweeping love themes. Kelly Breczka is the featured soloist in Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto, and cellist Eric Allen premieres a concerto by Max Grafe. A new work by Seth Bedford opens the program commemorating the 1964-65 World's Fair, celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Conductors: Reuben Blundell, Mark Seto

Tickets are available at the door for a suggested donation of $20
All concerts take place at St. Paul's Church, 315 West 22nd Street (between 8th + 9th Avenues), NYC

The Program

BedfordFlushing Meadows, 1964 for Saxophone and Orchestra (World Premiere)

Aaron Patterson Saxophone

Vaughan WilliamsOboe Concerto

Kelly Jo Breczka Oboe

GrafeCello Concerto

Eric Allen Cello

SibeliusOverture to The Tempest

TchaikovskyThe Tempest

Featured Artists

Eric Allen

Grafe: Cello Concerto

Kelly Jo Breczka

Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto

Kelly Jo is an oboist with a background in both music performance and education. After receiving her bachelor's degree and NYS Music Certification, K-12, she continued on to obtain her master's degree and an artist diploma for oboe performance at the Hartt school and SUNY Purchase, respectively

Aaron Patterson

Bedford: Flushing Meadows, 1964 for Saxophone and Orchestra (World Premiere)

DR. AARON THOMAS PATTERSON, originally of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, currently resides in Lakeland, Florida. He instructs Performing Arts Leadership and Marketing at two Polk County School District high schools for students pursuing entrepreneurial careers in music, theatre, and dance. This new